| Apr 5, 2011
Michael Connelly's richly entertaining new novel, "The Fifth Witness," features defense attorney Mickey Haller, who operates out of the big armor-plated Lincoln he acquired from some lowlife in lieu of a fee and who seems, for the moment, to have replaced...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 5:21 PM
Sidney Lumet, an American film director known for inspiring top-notch performances from actors in a stream of classic films including "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Network" and "Fail-Safe," died on Saturday at age 86, his Hollywood talent agency...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Some television honors aren't just for those making shows now but also for those whose past work endures.
Case in point: the TV Land Awards, the nostalgia-driven ceremony now in its ninth year. The channel it's named for televises the event Sunday, April...
| Apr 17, 2011
Academy Award-winning film director Sidney Lumet, who passed away April 9 at age 86, is remembered for classics such as "Twelve Angry Men," the courtroom drama that challenged racial prejudice and which Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cited as a...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 11:49 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego film crew is heading to Cannes Film Festival in May after their short film was selected to screen during the international event.
"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity," said actor Merrick McCartha.
"Fatal Heir" is about a...
| Apr 19, 2011
Michael Sarrazin, a tall, dark-eyed Canadian actor who starred opposite Jane Fonda in Sydney Pollack's 1969 film "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", died of cancer Sunday at a Montreal hospital, said his agent, Michael Oscars. He was 70.
| Apr 19, 2011
| 12:14 PM
"Everwood" was an often heartwarming series, so it stands to reason that a reunion of two of its stars would have plenty of heart, too.
Emily VanCamp and Treat Williams have found that in "Beyond the Blackboard," a fact-inspired Hallmark Hall of Fame...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Apparently Chicago politicians are hot—at least the fictional kind. They appear in Fox’s “The Chicago Code,” CBS’ “The Good Wife” and, this fall, in “Boss,” a new Starz series that will begin filming...
| Apr 23, 2011
Last season in previewing HBO's "Treme," I said that in 30 years of writing about television, I had never heard music used as organically, wisely and powerfully as it was in the New Orleans-based series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. I also...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 9:06 PM
When plans were announced for a stage musical of the movie "Xanadu," one of the most derided films of the past 30 years, theater folk mostly shook their heads in disgust.
But when the little show opened on Broadway in 2007, critics were impressed. The...
| Apr 28, 2011
South Miami native Yara Martinez has had recurring roles on several TV shows, including TNT's police drama "Southland" and A&E's new action-packed "Breakout Kings." She was born in Puerto Rico to Cuban parents and moved to South Miami as a child, where...